Hot Damn #1

Hot Damn #1

Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Valentin Ramon Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The masterminds of D4VE reunite with HOT DAMN, and they're taking you straight to Hell. Hard living catches up to Teddy, and eternal damnation awaits-but it's nothing like the good book tells you. Hell is a therapy session you can never leave...

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 14, 2016

    By the time the Hell Police show up with their purple dildos of justice, I was all-in on this series. Though you might need a strong stomach and a sense of humor shaped by Garth Ennis, I wholeheartedly recommend this debut. Ferrier sneaks in some depth, showing the emotional impact on Teddy as he realizes the lack of impact he made on the world and his inability to ever have an emotional connection there ever again. This is the true eternal damnation: being just within arm's reach of everything you took for granted but can never again experience. Hell may be torture, but "Hot Damn" #1 is pure, gross fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 23, 2016

    Hot Damn is like a stoner comedy set in Hell.  These characters are screw-ups just trying to putz through the afterlife.  They were stupid when they were alive and they're still pretty dumb.  The thing is, if they mess up now, the results are far worse.  That won't stop them from getting into trouble. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 12, 2016

    A fun read that makes Hell a vivid and imaginative world you'll want to explore. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Apr 13, 2016

    Hot Damn#1 is full-speed roller coaster ride into fiery hot madness that provides more fun than I ever thought possible. Ferrier and Ramon are story-telling champs, andHot Damn is their heavyweight championship title. At face value, it may seem that somebody could attack this book with a been-there-done-that comment, but this book feels wholly original, and I'd have to yell at anyone who says otherwise. Pick this book up; it would be a sin not to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Apr 11, 2016

    For people with closely-held views of the afterlife and the entire God/Satan dichotomy, this may be offensive.  If you are willing to allow your beliefs to be challenged, this can be a very entertaining ride.  Ferrer has a history of writing outside this box, and Hot Damn appears to be no exception.   This journey through hell is definitely different from anything Dante or Milton ever wrote.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Apr 14, 2016

    "Hot Damn" #1 is easily one of my favorite debut issues of the year so far and one of the most fun you'll have reading about characters trapped in Hell for all eternity. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 13, 2016

    Hot Damn #1 is the book you need to have on your pull-list right now. Normally I might say that a book like Hot Damn is down to Earth, but it is as down to hell as you can get while writing its own rules. There is a lot to take in, though that is the beauty of a book like this with no boundaries. And there is still more to this plot as it thickens with Teddy's fate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Apr 16, 2016

    Hot Damn #1 is far and away distant from your typical comic, even for a horror comic. This story has legs. Infinite legs if focusing on Teddy is just an arc and not the ongoing theme for the entire run, as swapping out the imprisoned and their sponsor in a sort of religious horror buddy comedy could go on forever. I'm looking forward to seeing just how far this series will go. It's off to a great start. Ferrier could have made the mistake that I've seen in many recent launches of new series from the big two, in that those issues have been all setup and NOTHING HAPPENS. But Ferrier and Ramon get you moving with a good drum beat and have left themselves a comfortable amount of room to throttle up or down. Wonderful work gentlemen. More. Please Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn May 10, 2016

    An intriguing new take on hell in this new book from the creators of D4VE. Mostly a set up issue this month yet full of fun, wit and tidings of bad yet very enjoyable things to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2016

    In D4ve, the narrative told us that the weird thing about robots was that they ultimately adopted the nuances of their human creators. If we follow that line of thinking, then Hot Damn is the thematic sibling to the creative team's previous outing, and we have only just scraped the surface of what it has to offer. Whether this is a redemption story of a bit of fantasy tourism is yet to be seen, but the final hook of this debut has damned us to return for another look when the sophomore issue hits. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Apr 13, 2016

    I'd normally qualify this negative of a review with some suggestion that one issue is too little to judge, and perhaps things will improve with time, but I can't do that here. I knew well before I reached the end of “Hot Damn #1” that I would not be back for more. And as it turns out, the only time I felt like the title was really appropriate was when I realized nothing was compelling me to read more. Hot damn! Read Full Review

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